DIPR IMPHAL, 11th Feb:
Health and family welfare minister L Jayantakumar Sunday assured setting up a Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Khudei Khunou (Khotle Yulran) village in Chandel district. The minister gave the assurance while attending the foundation day cum platinum jubilee celebration of the village.
Speaking as the chief guest, Jayantakumar stressed the importance of developing health sector for a healthy Manipur. Establishment of holistic and well developed health facilities throughout the state is need of the hour in order to achieve this target, he added.
The minister also pointed out that medicinal plants found in the state, especially in the hilly terrains are of great value and can be processed to use as medicines in the market. This will not only benefit the farmers but also provide a vital source of revenue for the state.
He further informed that the state government is planning to open a medicine manufacturing factory in the state with the available resources of the state. Centre has also been intimated in this regard.
Jayantakumar also appreciated the richness of art and folk dance of Maring community stating that indigenous song and dance forms of the community is no lesser than others.
He then unveiled the monumental stone erected to mark the platinum jubilee celebration of Khudei Khunou village. A booklet containing the brief history of the village was also released by the chief guest.
Maring Uparup Assembly president L Modun Charang presided over the function while ADC Chandel executive member (Education and PHE) Willington Tonsin attended as guest of honour.
Chiefs and chairmen of the adjoining villages and villagers of Khudei Khunou were also present at the function. As part of the celebration, villagers performed cultural dances and songs.